Monday, April 22, 2019 - 8:40pm
Yvonne Navarrete

When Public Policy senior Yvonne Navarrete described her freshman year, she said, “I didn’t belong in any space.”

That is no longer true, for her or other Latinx and undocumented students. When Navarrete graduates this spring, she will leave a powerful legacy of spaces she has built and institutionalized.

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 3:55pm

On April 9, in response to demands from climate activists for the University of Michigan to divest from fossil fuels, University President Mark Schlissel gave his interpretation of the University’s divestment policy at a carbon neutrality public session: “Essentially, we don’t divest … If we begin the process of narrowing what the endowment can invest in, based on very valid arguments and concerns from sincere people,

Monday, April 15, 2019 - 1:10pm

The 2020 Democratic primary has been defined by a number of litmus tests. Many of the candidates in the progressive wing of the party, including Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Kamala Harris, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and others have been pushed to prove their progressive merits by stating their support for key progressive policies or process measures.

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 5:11pm

There is a disconnect on climate change between Democratic voters’ priorities and the attention it is given on a national level. According to a recent Pew Research Center poll, voters ranked the environment as their third most important issue.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 4:20pm

Most know the dangers climate change poses to both our present and future, but I will give a refresher. We are already experiencing its impacts.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 1:58pm

I came to the University of Michigan understanding what it means “to grind.” Stuyvesant High School, my high school in New York City, was a notorious pressure cooker where, per The New York Times, “The social currency is academic achievement.” Students would brag about pulling all-nighters, there was constant analysis of everyone’s GPA and a joke among teachers was that the Stuyvesant cheer was, “What’d ya get?”

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 4:34pm

Since Michigan education lobbyist Betsy Devos’ appointment as secretary of education, the sorry state of public education in Michigan has been well documented. According to the National Assessment of Education Progress, Michigan students have seen the lowest proficiency growth on standardized test scores of any state in the country.

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 6:29pm

James Burrill Angell, the longest serving president at the University of Michigan, described the University as a place that would provide “an uncommon education for the common man.” From its founding, the University was supposed to offer an elite education to people without the means to afford one in other parts of the country. The quote is still often thrown around to describe what the University aspires to be. It is a valuable goal, but the University has fallen short.